Books
Books I’ve read. Exhaustive since about mid-2019, but includes some books going back to 2017. Title and cover links go to goodreads.com. Covers match the version of the book that I read.
Crossroads
Book 1 of 3 in A Key to all Mythologies
by Jonathan Franzen
March 7–April 3
Leviathan Wakes
Book 1 of 9 in The Expanse
by James S. A. Corey
January 1–January 6
The Return of the King
Book 3 of 3 in The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkein
December 9–December 26
The Two Towers
Book 2 of 3 in The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkein
November 16–November 22
The Fellowship of the Ring
Book 1 of 3 in The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkein
November 9–November 15
Purity
by Jonathan Franzen
June 12–July 14
New Spring
by Robert Jordan
The Way of Kings
by Brandon Sanderson
A Memory of Light
Book 14 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
April 9–April 17
Freedom
by Jonathan Franzen
March 31–April 3
Towers of Midnight
Book 13 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
March 14–March 26
The Gathering Storm
Book 12 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
February 18–March 12
Knife of Dreams
Book 11 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan
January 23–February 17
There’s one scene in this one that hints of a payoff to an event that happened five books ago, and describes future events that are depicted on the cover of Book 13. The second half of this series moves pretty slowly. This one was pretty good though.
Crossroads of Twilight
Book 10 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan
January 1–January 22
I’m writing this a month after I finished it, and I can’t remember anything that happened.
Winter's Heart
Book 9 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan
December 6–December 30
A city where channelling is impossible is a cool wrinkle, and it builds up to a fantastic ending
The Path of Daggers
Book 8 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan
October 24–November 28
A Crown of Swords
Book 7 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan
September 24–October 22
A little more active in the middle parts than Lord of Chaos, but a disappointing ending
Incredible! I loved it. Very similar style to The Corrections and The Art of Fielding, both of which I also enjoyed.
Lord of Chaos
Book 6 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan
August 24–September 11
Like the other Wheel of Time books, a long slow beginning, but this one didn’t pick up until the very end. Last scene was awesome but then I was wondering what happened in most the previous 950+ pages.
The Fires of Heaven
Book 5 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan
August 15–23
Last 200 pages of this one were great.
The Shadow Rising
Book 4 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan
August 3–13
The Dragon Reborn
Book 3 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan
July 12–20
The Great Hunt
Book 2 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan
June 18–July 8
Better than the first Wheel of Time book. Really intense last quarter of the book.
The Eye of the World
Book 1 of 14 in The Wheel of Time
by Robert Jordan
May 29–June 17
I went into this book with high expectations, but I was pretty disappointed. I found the reveal of the central mystery underwhelming.
The Consuming Fire
Book 2 of 3 in The Interdependency
by John Scalzi
January
Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer
January
The Martians
by Kim Stanley Robinson
Late 2019
The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
Late 2019
I loved this book. Telling the story of a Midwest family whose children all went to the East Coast for college, Franzen perfectly captured the cultural differences between middle America and its bustling coastal cities.
The Great Bridge
by David McCullough
Winter
New York 2140
by Kim Stanley Robinson
Early 2019
The Collapsing Empire
Book 2 of 3 in The Interdependency
by John Scalzi
December
A Dance with Dragons
Book 5 of 7 in A Song of Ice and Fire
by George R. R. Martin
Late 2017
A Feast for Crows
Book 4 of 7 in A Song of Ice and Fire
by George R. R. Martin
Late 2017
A Storm of Swords
Book 3 of 7 in A Song of Ice and Fire
by George R. R. Martin
Late 2017
A Clash of Kings
Book 2 of 7 in A Song of Ice and Fire
by George R. R. Martin
Late 2017
A Game of Thrones
Book 1 of 7 in A Song of Ice and Fire
by George R. R. Martin
Late 2017
Blue Mars
Book 3 of 3 in Mars Trilogy
by Kim Stanley Robinson
Mid 2017
Green Mars
Book 2 of 3 in Mars Trilogy
by Kim Stanley Robinson
Mid 2017
Red Mars
Book 1 of 3 in Mars Trilogy
by Kim Stanley Robinson
Mid 2017
The Name of the Wind
Book 1 of 3 in The Kingkiller Chronicle
by Patrick Rothfuss
Early 2017